What’s the world’s biggest killer?
Tuberculosis would be a good guess. It’s not a major problem in the U.S., but TB is the world’s leading infectious disease killer.
Malaria would be another logical answer. Some historical studies conclude it has wiped out half of all people who have ever lived. It continues to kill over a million people every year.
And HIV is another candidate. Despite effective treatments, AIDS still kills more than 2 million people a year worldwide.
A new study finds that something else leads to more deaths than all of these conditions COMBINED…
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery presented the research. It was based on surgical data from around the world.
Dr. Dmitri Nepogodiev of England’s University of Birmingham was the lead author. He said that surgery is “the neglected stepchild” of global health. It “has received a fraction of the investment put into treating infectious diseases such as malaria.”
The most important findings:
- 4.2 million people worldwide die each year within 30 days of surgery.
- 7.7% of all deaths worldwide occur within a month of surgery.
Why do so many people die from something that is supposed to save them?
Part of it is that the profit-hungry medical establishment pushes surgery on patients when less risky treatments would work better.
Dr. Nepogodiev said many post-op deaths are also due to poorly performed procedures and aftercare. They “can be prevented by increasing investment in research, staff training, equipment, and better hospital facilities,” he said.
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